Direct imaging of spatially modulated superfluid phases in atomic fermion systems

T. Mizushima, K. Machida, M. Ichioka

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Abstract

It is proposed that the spatially modulated superfluid phase, or the Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov state could be observed in resonant fermion atomic condensates which are realized recently. We examine optimal experimental setups to achieve it by solving the Bogoliubov - de Gennes equation for both idealized one-dimensional and realistic three-dimensional cases. The spontaneous modulation of this superfluid is shown to be directly imaged as the density profiles either by optical absorption or by Stern-Gerlach experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number060404
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 18 2005

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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